What's on at St Clement's in 2015
A wide range of retreats with themes to help anyone seeking spiritual growth will be offered at St Clement’s Redemptorist Retreat and Conference Centre next year.
In addition, a highlight of the year’s activities will be the inaugural Three Saints Festival, paying tribute to Saints Clement, Patrick and Joseph, on Sunday, 15 March. It will be an ideal opportunity for everyone to enjoy the monastery and its historic surrounds. On offer will be market stalls, an art exhibition, fun activities for children, food, face painting, bush poetry readings, tours of the monastery and museum as well as use of the centre’s 25-metre swimming pool.
The year’s program will start in February with a music retreat weekend, a practical art weekend and a six-day retreat.
For the full 2015 program, click here.
'A fantastic experience'
Our staff at St Clement’s get many accolades for their work. We thought you’d like to see a couple of the comments.
Thanks to all of you for being wonderful hosts. Your hospitality, beautiful food, friendly service and can-do attitudes made our jobs so much easier and pleasant.”
“The food was great, the rooms were great. I didn’t hear a single complaint.”
“It’s not often you get to tell people you just had a few days away in a monastery or a castle on pristine, beautiful grounds.”
Comings and goings
Busy days at St Clement’s as the year comes to an end. The retreat and conference centre has been filled by a wide range of groups, including clergy retreatants from the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese and Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Wilcannia-Forbes dioceses, Anglican and Uniting Church clergy, school principals as well as a group taking part in a women's Cursillo. The extra pressure of large numbers didn't affect the quality of hospitality and welcome of the St Clement's staff.
Eighty local government staff from surrounding shires, as well as Randwick, Sutherland, Canterbury and Cobar, spent three days competing for the Corporate Leadership Cup Challenge. They have been generous in their praise of the hospitality, food and friendly service they received.
With Christmas just around the corner, 80 Rotarians from Harden, Yass, Boorowa and Young brought plenty of festive cheer as they celebrated an early Christmas dinner together. It was a busy, and a highly successful, night.
Did you know?
Some 2,000 young men were educated at Galong before the college closed in 1975 and a retreat house was established. For more on St Clement's click here.